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I have a 2003 m1000sie with a lousy seat. I'm 170lbs, and after only an hour my rear has had it. Anyone who has fixed this problem?
 

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Unless you go custom, your choice is a Sargent or a Corbin.

Beyond that, it just depends which one your can likes.
Some folks have tried one, hated it, and liked the other.

I'm sure other listers will give you more feedback.

I'm still running the stocker, but I'm lighter than you. Granted, it's not very comfortable.
 
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Right now I am fighting it out with corbin to return my seat that does not fit right. The one side is tight on the tank and the other there is a gap. If I can get my money back I am getting a sargent. I think ML members get a 10% off sargent at motowheels.
 
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Won't Sargent repack and cover your stock Ducati seat for a modest fee? I thought I had read that somewhere not long ago.............
 

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I still don't get it.

I rode 372 miles on Sunday. My butt felt just fine.
Throttle wrist was getting tired. Right knee and ankle were stiffening up. Otherwise, no worries.

My theory is this: I used to race bicycles. I have overdeveloped quads, hamstrings and glutes. I ride with the balls of my feet on the pegs and squeeze the tank with my knees. I actually feel significant weight taken by the inside of my thight on the outside of the seat. I'm not sitting back on my butt.

Also, I have clip-ons which tend to rotate the body forward and favor my riding position rather than weight-on-the-coxcyx riding.

My seat needs to be re-covered, but I have no idea what I'd ask for in terms of re-shaping. It works for me.

Now my challenge is maintaining my conditioning. The Monster somehow always wins the coin toss: Monster or bicycle ride, Hmmmm.
 

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Won't Sargent repack and cover your stock Ducati seat for a modest fee? I thought I had read that somewhere not long ago.............
i don't know about modest fee, but they will.
 

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I luv my Sargent Seat. Plus, you can have groovy tricolor flags on one or both sides of the seat. This seat is so good you will not want to get off of your bike. It also has a large cannister underneath that you can carry stuff in. It is the best investment I have made in my duc to date. 350 or so, but who cares?

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Hey Don,

I too ride bicycles alot, no real butt problems.

But hey guys (and guys only) what about the privates getting crushed and vibrated on the tank??
 

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On the private issue, I find that squeezing the tank with my knees keeps me from sliding forward. I don't get crushed.

Well actually, I have to amend that. I find my leather pants are just perfect in seat adhesion; I don't slide, yet I can move when I want to. My cordura pants slide too much. I do have some occasional cramping of the family jewels when I wear those. But if I focus on my riding position (and knee squeezes in particular), I'm OK again.
 
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Who's complaining about the jewels vibrating on the tank? That's why I bought the bike!
 

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Raised the forks so the top of the ubes are even w/ the top of the TT, now need to try lowering the back a bit...
Sounds to me like you're ruining the handling in order to solve an unrelated problem. The mods you suggest will make it a sluggish handler.
 

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Well, you bicycle guys_will_feel spoiled if you've got a seat larger than a cell phone........ ;D

I knew guys in college that raved about how comfortable their Brooks leather saddles were. As far as i was concerned, those saddles were only slightly softer than a 2x4. They claimed the saddles broke in to the shape of their butt. I always laughed and said it was the other way around.
 

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true, but at my age...

I don't plan on clip on's and rear sets. At least not on this bike.

Also, it only takes 15 minutes to put the forks back and the bike still handles better than most.
 

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Well, you bicycle guys_will_feel spoiled if you've got a seat larger than a cell phone........ ;D

I knew guys in college that raved about how comfortable their Brooks leather saddles were. As far as i was concerned, those saddles were only slightly softer than a 2x4. They claimed the saddles broke in to the shape of their butt. I always laughed and said it was the other way around.

Brooks bad... 2x4 was softer especially after the brooks got wet.

Hhhhhmmmm cell phone seat, could we make any $$, put new meaning to talking out of your a__.. LOL
 

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I knew guys in college that raved about how comfortable their Brooks leather saddles were. As far as i was concerned, those saddles were only slightly softer than a 2x4. They claimed the saddles broke in to the shape of their butt. I always laughed and said it was the other way around.[/quote]

Speedpuppy: haven't heard about brooks saddles for a long time. You must be around 50 Y.O.! I dutifully clung onto my brooks "pro" for years, finally trying something more modern, never to return. Good riddence Brooks!

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Yeah, being a bit of a "retrogrouch" I had to try a Brooks. I gave it a fair shot, but it never won me over.

I'm not into the ultralight saddles either. I'll ride a Selle Italia Turbomatic III as long as they keep making them! Niiiiiiice ride. :)

But the point is taken; once you get used to riding centuries on a bicycle saddle, it's tough to complain about any motorcycle seat. I don't think anyone ever got boils from a MC seat ;D

You ever watch the Tour de France? The team doctor will lean out of the car and lance those boils in the middle of a stage. But I digress.....
 

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Don, you wrote;

Now my challenge is maintaining my conditioning. The Monster somehow always wins the coin toss: Monster or bicycle ride, Hmmmm.[/quote]

Two years ago I bought the Duc, and I have been in deconditioning since. Not good! How does one trade a "nice" mountain bike ride for instant Italian adrenalin?

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Don, you wrote;

Now my challenge is maintaining my conditioning. The Monster somehow always wins the coin toss: Monster or bicycle ride, Hmmmm.Two years ago I bought the Duc, and I have been in deconditioning since. Not good! How does one trade a "nice" mountain bike ride for instant Italian adrenalin?

Regards,
Rideon
I've got a Cannondale MTB (Jeykll) that I paid only a little less for than this used Duc.. Both make me smile and both make me sweat..
 
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